The long hot summer has been wonderful growing weather - giving the community farm our best ever crops of onions, courgettes, French beans, potatoes, radishes, tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, pumpkins, chard, globe artichokes, beetroot and herbs - but it has also brought its little share of problems.
Dock beetle on French sorrel.
Turnip sawfly larvae on salad leaves.
Red spider mite on French beans.
All of these examples are in our polytunnels, photographed today - if anybody has any tips on organic methods of discouraging these insects please post them here - thank you!